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August 29, 2014

Viking Late Summer Updates

by Horacio Read Villanueva

 


Viiing 70 Krazy Salt
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23rd Annual MidAtlantic
Cape May, NJ & Ocean City, Maryland
August 18-22, 2014

Moving day may have been nail biter but when the scales closed, Vikings stayed on top. Dave Anderson held on to the heaviest white marlin in the tournament with an 81 pounder caught aboard hisViking 70 Krazy Salt’sKrazy Salt’s fish landed them the biggest pay check of the event.

 

Larry Hesse’s Viking 70 Goin’ In Deep wheeled a 596 pound blue marlin to the scales to capture the second heaviest of the tournament. Goin’ In Deepalso took third heaviest tuna with a 107 pound fish.
 

Records were set during the tournament including 616 white marlin caught with over 96% released. Of the 30 blue marlin caught, 83% were released.

 


Ice Ice Baby
Viking Yachts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Viking Yachts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The summer heat is still rolling around much of the United States but lots of people have a found a creative way to cool off and make a difference.  By now you have probably heard about the viral sensation ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has raised over $90 million. 

When Frank Rodriguez and his crew on the Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Fa La Me challenged us, we had to take them up on it. Everyone knows the Viking 70 and Viking 62 demo crews are known to have a friendly rivalry but looks like the boys are heating it up. Now we challenge you. Are you up for it?

 

Click here for more information on ALS or on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

 


Building A Better Plant

 

Building a better plant at Viking yachts

Viking‘s ongoing improvements to enclose and enjoin our manufacturing buildings is a step closer to reality with the raising of six new 10 ton bridge cranes, each one equipped with a pair of remotely controlled five ton hoists.

 

Because the hoists also can operate independently, it will now be possible to move large molds and modular components both horizontally and longitudinally throughout the building, picking up and dropping off wherever needed to facilitate our build process. This will significantly enhance our overall efficiencies throughout the plant, remaining ever true to Viking co-founder Bill Healey’s mission to build a better boat every day.     

 


 

For more information please visit, www.vikingyachts.com or call us at 609-296-6000.

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